Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini


17th-Century Engraving of Scaramuccia

17th-Century Engraving of Scaramuccia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

ScaramoucheScaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

First line: “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”

 

According to Wiki, “Scaramouche” also called Scaramuccia, means a roguish buffoon character in the commedia dell’arte.

 

A great novel, it reminds me Dumas pere books, with a lot of twisting plots, duels and plenty of historical figures, like Marat, Danton , Marie Antoinette and so on.

 

A decade later after Scaramouche publication, Sabatini wrote a sequel, Scaramouche the Kingmaker text , which was not as well received. I wonder why.

 

Available at Gutenberg project

 

Available at LibriVox as an audio book.

 

The movie based on this book is available at You Tube

 

Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer and Nina Foch.

 

 

 

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